Senga Kodai (New York Mets) performed a strikeout show.
On the 18th (Korean time), Senga started in the 2023 major league match against the Tampa Bay Rays held at Citi Field in Queens, New York, USA, and recorded 6 innings, 1 run (1 earned run), 3 hits, 3 walks and 12 strikeouts.
Senga’s start went smoothly. In the top of the first inning, he struck out leadoff batter Josh Lowe before allowing a walk to Wander Franco. Franco then succeeded in stealing and sending a runner in scoring position, but caught Randy Arosarena on a fly ball and struck out Brandon Lowe.
Senga was hit by leadoff hitter Isaac Paredes in the top of the second inning, but he struck out Taylor Walls, Luke Reilly and Francisco Mejia. After that, the beginning of the 3rd inning was neatly blocked with a tripartite offense.
Senga conceded a run in the top of the 4th inning. He was hit by a double by Brandon Rowe after one out. Then, Paredes allowed an RBI and a timely double. Later, with a wild throw, Paredes advanced to third base, but struck out Walls and Rayleigh.
Senga, who found a sense of stability, treated the beginning of the 5th inning as a tripartite offense. In the top of the 6th inning, he allowed walks to Franco and Brandon Lowe, putting him in a crisis with one out and 1st and 2nd base, but he came down from the mound after blocking it with Paredes infielder and Walls striking out.
The Mets tied the game with a three-run home run by Francisco Alvarez in the bottom of the ninth, trailing 2-5. He then gave Tampa Bay two runs in the top of the 10th inning, but won with Pete Alonso’s three-run home run in the bottom of the 10th.
Senga threw 104 pitches and struck out 12. “That was Senga’s best command ever. I hope that’s a sign he’s settling in,” manager Buck Showalter said. “It was really fun to watch them play against a really good Tampa Bay.”
According to the US’MLB.com’, Senga struck out 4 with a ‘ghost fork’. In this game, 11 ‘ghost forks’ were thrown, and the Tampa Bay line-up swung 8 times.
“It’s going to be a chase-and-take battle soon,” said Senga. “Do the hitters aim for a four-seam fastball or a fork? I have to judge what they’re aiming for, make a decision, and throw the ball they’re not aiming for.”
Senga joined the Mets this season and succeeded in advancing to the big leagues. In his debut season, he recorded an average ERA of 3.77 with 4 wins, 2 losses, 43 innings, 18 runs (18 earned), 26 walks and 55 strikeouts in 8 games 토토사이트.